In this episode, we go over the 3 versions of one of our favorite styles: The Pilsner. The 2015 BJCP guidelines have reorganized the previous descriptions, but there are generally 3 variations including German, Czech, and American. Yet, the core of each is that easy to drink, crisp, refreshing light lager character, backed up with a nice hoppiness. We try a few and discuss the differences and considerations for brewing them.
In this episode, we go back to “re-do” our Belgian Dark Strong/Quad episode because our last episode got a little out of hand and completely unintelligible at times. In fact, it was the first time we got the suggestion to add a bouncer for the show! Well, we just wanted to go over the style again and we even have Shawn Kidwell from Cowtown Brewing back in studio to help. Also, to go with the subject, we’re also going to discuss cellaring your beer to keep it at it’s best and what might happen if your storage methods aren't tip top.
In this episode, we start some new short segments, get into our second Malt-o-Rama topic with a focus on wheat malts--because there’s often some confusion between what’s available, what’s in a recipe, and what people really want when using wheat. Then we continue our Making Plans for Nigel discussion by answering more of the questions we had on our list from the last time.